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Geography, English Grammar and the Bengallee language. The 4th class went through No. 3 of the English Reader, Murray's Abridgement of Grammar, Geography, Arithmetic and short translations from English into Bengallee. The 3d class read from No. 4 of the English Reader, No. 1 of the Poetical, Murray's Grammar, Arithmetic, translation, parsing and the History of India.

The 2d class read parts of No. 5 of the English Reader, portions of Gay's Fables, the History of Greece, English Grammar, Geography, Mechanics, and Geometry.

The 1st class read Book 3d of Homer's Illiad, Enfield's Speaker, answered questions in Roman History, went throngh English Grammar and the exereises.

This class evinced great efficiency in Geometry, Algebra. Arithmetic, Mechanic's Astronomy and Geography.

After the examination, the following recitations were delivered exceedingly well by the youths named : *

Soldier's Dream.......... Ummer Chunder Bunnerjee Mark Antony's Soliloquy over the body of Caesar, Dwarkanauth Sein. Merchant of Venice Act 5, Scene list. Lorenzo.... . . . . . . . . . . . . Benemadub Ghose. Jessica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dwarkanath Sein, Stephano... . . . . . . . . . . . Ramchunder Doss. Launcillot... . . . . . . . . ...Umeschundet Bannerjee. Act 3, Scene list. Shylock................ Parankhrishna Mookerjea. Tubai..................Nobinchunder Deb. A calm after a shower .... Umeschuuder Bannerjeea. After the english recitations, a scene from Rajah Wiektam of Gour, in Bengallee, was gone through by a few lads, much to the entertainment of the English gentlemen present, and we may add that the novelty of the thing took better thcn any thing else, though we thought it occupied too much time.

Some excellent specimens of penmanship were laid on the table, and did credit to the boys. Their hand-wri ting appeared very bold, and we did not find erasures in

any of the books exhibited. About 150 prizes were distributed among the most efficient scholars, and we learnt that they were procured by subscription among the several committees in Calcutta.

The Right Rev. Chairman than addressed the assembly, saying he was much gratified at the examination and that the several classes had acquitted themselves re. markably well in the different branches of their studies. The present efforts of the pupils indicated their future eminence, and His Lordship felt assured that if the work of knowledge be preserved in as has been done, the natives of India may hope for a speedy release from those yokes which ignorance and superstitution had burthened them with. The prizes bestowed this day, were so many stores of knowledge, which, when attentively looked into, would answer in the places of wealth, and if promulgated carefully among their brethren, would be memorials of the struggles of the present generation for the welfare of those who will hereafter succeed them.

There is no sight, said His Lordship, more gratifying than the promotion of knowledge in this great country’ Hindustan, and those natives of wealth who aid in this praiseworthy duty, ought to feel proud of being the reformers of their country ; and while engaged in the emulating and difficult undertaking, his Lordship was of opinion they ought not to forget to inculchte religion and morality, the aids of all knowledge. As the sun rises after the darkness of night, so will knowledge rise transcendant and throw down all impediment. His Lordship strongly impressed upon the minds of the pupils, the strictest adherence to love, benevolence, charity and honesty in all their dealings, and if the pupils practised those virtues in their search after knowledge, they will of themselves discover how necessary Christianity has been to the welfare of mankind in general. His Lordship concluded by thanking the visitors, and expressed a hope that they would annually observe the progress in the efforts of the institution.

Rajah Kalee Krishen, in behalf of the managers, returned thanks to the Right Rev. Chairman for His Paironage and the annual use of tho palace, and hoped the rising character of the institution will always entitle it to His Loidship's consideration.

The examinatrion concluded at 3 P.M., when the visitors retired.—Hurkaru, March 14.

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sums have thus remained unemployed throughout the season, the accompanying abstract of profit and loss will shew that the prosperity of the bank has in no way diminished, and that, though the gains might have been still greater under a less cautious course of proceedings, they still range at the high rates which have been generally realized by the bank.

The new stock, the holders of which will share in the profits of the half year, commencing with the 1st of January, amounts to Rs. 500,000.

Having negatived the proposition that was made to you by the secretary to take to the bank fifty shares that were reserved for that purpose, by the Oriental Life Insurance Company, with the view of obtaining for the directors of the bank, the privilege of at once deciding, on application for insurance, without incurring the delay of a reference to Calcutta, we were in danger of losing altogether the important advantage to the bank of such a concession. Five of our number, however, with the secretary and assistant secretary, having become proprietors of the greater part of those shares, the Oriental Company have agreed to constitute them into a com. mittee for the purpose originally proposed, and thus a very great accommodation has been obtained for constituents, as well as much facility in conducting its business without any responsibility on the part of the bank, which, we trust, will meet with your approbation.

With so large a paid-up capital, it appears to us useless, as well as inconsistent with the practice of similar institutions, to hold reserved funds beyond what may suffice to cover all doubtful debts.

Hitherto there have been none that can be properly considered as of that description; but, as in the various transactions of the bank there may possibly turn out to be some losses, we would still recommend that, after setting aside Rs. 80,000 for a dividend at the rate of 16 per cent. per annum, the balance should be reserved to meet any such unforeseen casualties.

The following statement of the assets and responsibilities of the bank, and of profit and loss from 30th June to 31st December last, will shew that the sum to be thus reserved, amounts to Rs. 13, 179-3-5.

4 statement of the affairs of the Agra Bank; From 30th June to 31st December, 1837.

Assets. By Amount of loans........... 17,52,747 10 4 , Balance in the Union Bank... 74,147 4 ll , Ditto with European agents... 3,68,148 15 4 , Ditto with native agents..... 1,20,251 4 " .....”; assis a lo ,, Government paper—principal 47,980 0 0 , Bills discounted............ 84,551 2 3 , Suspense account. . . . . . . . . . 3,331 9 ll , House in cantonments... . . . . 13,500 0 0 , Office furniture............ 500 0 0 ,, Cash balance............. 1,09,000 1 9

Total... Rs 26,02,436 6 0

LIABILITIES. To floating deposits. . . . . . . . . . . . 1,84,550 5 11 ,, Five per cent. ditto. . . . . . . . - 7,97,279 0 1 1 ,, Amount due to agents 17.548 7 2 ,. Subscriptions to new stock... 5,09,859 4 7 , Old stock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,00,000 0 0 , Divisible surplus. . . . . . . . . . 93,179 3 5 Total... Rs. 26,02,436 6 9 Abstract of profit and loss account ; FRoM 30th JUNE to 31st December, 1837.

CR. By hoondeean account...... - - - 22,130 8 9 ,, Interest on closed accounts.. 13,478 11 0 , Interest on loans. . . . . . . . . - - 71,843 5 3 ,, lnterest on Government paper 1,951 2 7 ,, Commission account........ 2,304 7 4} ., Discounts. . . . . . . . . . . - - - - 2,140 9 1 , Adjustment account......... 721 1 0 3 ,, Postage account. . . . . . . . . . . 2,212 14 2. Total... Rs 1, 16,783 4 5}

DR. To establishment expenses. . . . . . 17,924 14 9 • * interest on the 5 per cent. 15,910 - 4 1

deposits. . . . . . . . - - - - - - -

Interest on the new stock an at 6 oo::...} 7,449 6 10 ,, Postage account... . . . . . . . . 339 6 4 ,, Petty charges account...... 2,347 5 3 43,969 15 3 Balance. . . . . . . . . .net profit 72,813 5 2+ Total...Rs- 1,16,783 4 53

J. W. URQUHART, G. J. GORDON.

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The proceedings of the last general meeting were read and confirmed. Motions of which notice was given at last meeting, disposed of : Nc 1.-The Agricultural Committee's recommendation to present Dr. Montgomerie of Singapore with the society's gold medal, was brought forward and discussed. Mr. C. K. Robison proposed as an amendment, se. conded by Mr. A. Grant, that the silver medal be substituted for the gold medal, which amendment being put to the vote was carried. No. 2.-The president's motion that the expense incurred by the secretary in publishing **** on cochineal, be defrayed by the society. Rosolved, that the society bear the expense;

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Dr. Wallich informed the meeting that he had been reminded by the secretary of an offer made by Dr. Campbell, of Nepal, similar to that for which he sought the aid of the society in behalf of Deyrah Doon, which had remained in abeyance, waiting the decision of the committee. Dr. Campbell's letter, and Dr. Wallich's notice of motion had, therefore, been before, committee since last meeting, and the result was a recommendation that a trial should be given to the valley of Nepal, as well as that of Deyrah Dhoon.

Proposed by Mr. Robison, seconded by Dr. Wallich, that this motion of Dr. Wallich, in its amended form, as recommended by the Agricultural Committee, be discussel and settled at the next general meeting. Agreed accordingly. Notices of motion, No. 1.- Dr. Wallich's original motion, No. 3, of last month's proceedings, with the amendment recom mended by the committee, viz.

That 200 rupees be placed at the disposal of Dr. Campbell, of Nepal, and the same sum at the disposal of Lieut. Kirke, of Deyrah Dhoon, for the purpose of enabling those gentlemen to furnish this society with seeds, plants and grafts of European vegetables and fruit trees, in an acclimated state as an experiment, to be discontinued if the trial does not succeed.

No. 2.-Proposed by C. K. Robison, Esq., seconded by W. Keir Ewart, Esq., That this society make some acknowledgment to Signor Alutti, for his exertions amidst many difficulties in cultivating the white mulberry tree, in the Deccan, by which the production of silk has been rendered eminently successful, both in quality and cheapness, and that for this purpose the gold medal of the society be awarded to him.

Reports.

Read reports of the Agricultural Committee, on meetings held on the 26th February and 10th March.

The secretary brought to the notice of the meeting that a vacancy existed in the committee appointed to conduct enquiry respecting the cochineal lately imported, and the president having named Dr. Spry, that gentleman agreed to act.

The secretary read to the meeting a report drawn up by him, respecting the two varieties of cochineal committed to his care by the society, and on the wild insect common in India, which he has brought under cultivation, to contrast with those imported from 13ourbon and the Cape.

Proposed by Mr. Robison, seconded by Dr. Strong, that this report he made over to the committee.

Proposed by Sir E. Ryan, that as the attention of the society has lately been given to the improvement of wool, the assistance of their visitors (Messrs. Brockman and Stafford, who are now about to depart for Australia) should be requested towards importing merino rams from that colony, and that the matter be referred to the latter committee for the arragement of details, &c.

Resolved accordingly.

Notice.—A meeting for this purpose will be held on Saturday morning the 17th instant, at half past 9 o'clock, and the attention of the committee is urgently requested.

Read the amended rules of the society, as revised by the committee of papers, under directions from the society, which having undergone a few slight verbal alterations, while discussed,

Proposed by Mr. Robison, seconded by Dr. Strong, and resolved, that the same be confirmed and adopted, as the rules of the Agricultural Society of India.

From Senhor G. Muttie, dated Bombay, 31st January, 1838, presenting to the society a copy of his guide to the silk “culture in the Deccan.”

From J. Lutle, Esq., dated Bombay, 9th February, 1838, presenting on the part of the Agricultural Society of Western India, two copies of Senhor Multi's silk culture guide.

From Dr. Wallich, dated March 9th, presenting a copy of the same guide.

From Dr. H. H. Spry, dated 7th March, present. ing to the society a copy of his work on “Modern India.' '

From the same, dated 9th March, requesting to be furnished with a supply of Otaheite sugar cane for trial at Russapugla, the soil in that quarter being considered well adapted for its growth.

From H. Pildington, Esq., dated 16th February, offering to forward a French translation from the Span. isi, of a valuable pamphlet in his possession, on the subject of cochineal.

Memo.-The secretary had since received the pamphlet, a part of which \lr. Piddington had translated into English for the use of this society in 1825, and Mr. Bell had completed the translation which was this day submitted.

From Monsieur Parquin, dated 23.1 February, stating that after a careful examination of the cochineal insects lately received from Bourbon and the Cape, he can affirm that the Bourbon insect is the true grana fina.

From the same, dated 1st March, presenting to the society a quantity of American maize, and a stocking made from tha mankin or Siam cotton.

From Mr. Assistant Surgeon J. T. Pearson, to Sir E. Ryan, dated 24th February (Jaunpore), on the subject of cochineal.

Resolved.—That the pamphlet, Mr. Parquin's and Mr. Pearson's coin municatious, be handed over to the committee.

From Lieutenant C. Brown, dated Jubbulpore, 15th December 1837, forwarding the promised Otaheite Sugar. cane cuttings from Major Sleeman's plantation.

From Dr. Wallich dated 23d February, enclosing a report by Mr. Masters, on the condition of the sugarcancs received foom Jubbulpore.

These cancs, 1,147 in number, are reportel in most excellent condition, not a single failure ; the canes had been carefully packed in bundles of 10 each, and bound from end to end with hay bands, and kept constantly moistened with water.

The average length of these canes was 9 feet—the average circuinferance 6 inches.

From W. Forster, Esq., to the secretary, dated “Melville, Mauritius, December 26,” advising the despatch per Moira of 4 casks containing sugar-cane tops which have been transmitted for the use of the society, at the request of the Hon’ble W. H. L. Melville.

From Dr. Wallich, dated 2d March, enclosing Mr. Master's Report on the sugar-cane tops received from the Mauritius, which states that they have arrived in a living though very weak and sickly condition. Memo. —These cane tops were packed in dry sand, but too many were packed in each cask. *

From G. U, Adam, Esq., dated 24th February, enclosing copy of a letter from Mr. N. Savy, dated Port Louis, 26th November, 1837, to the address of Messrs. Scot and Co., of Mauritius, which intimates the

despatch of 11 bags of Seychelles cotton-seed, carefnlly selected at Mahe, for the use of this society, and states that a further supply will soon be forwarded. These ll bags have arrived by the “Moira.' '

From Dr. Wallich, dated 20th February, enclosing a letter from Mons. Parquin, presenting to the society a paper containing hints respecting the management, &c. of sugar-cane in the Islands of Mauritius and Bourbon.

From Rajah Kalikrishna Bahadoor, dated 23d February, forwarding for presentation to the society, a sugar-cane, called “Pooree Ook”–16 feet in length, and 5 inches in circumference.

From Lieutenant Vetch, dated Tezpore, 13th February, advising the despatch of a maund of caoutchouc ; giving some information as to the method pursued in preparing it, and offering to render any further assistance on the subject.

From J. F. Royle, Esq., M. D., to H. H. Spry, Esq., M. D., dated London, 12th July 1837. Enclosing a sheet of his forth-coming work, entitled “ Illustrations of the Botany of the Himalaya Mountains,” which affords information respecting caoutchouc yielding trees found in the districts of Assam and Sythet. | Adding further information as to the best mode to be adopted in the collection of caoutchouc.

From Captain F. Jenkins, dated Rungpore. Upper Assam, 3d February. In reply to the secretary's letter on the subject of area-cocoons, states his intention of having a quantity of the living cocoons and eggs forwas tied for further experiment. Enquiring if sugar-cane can be propagated by means of seed Acknowledging receipt of books, cotton, &c. seeds.

From W. Keer Ewart, Esq., dated 27th February 1838, forwarding some cocoons received from Senhor Mutti, of Bombay.

From Major E. Gwatkin, superintendent of the H. Co's. stud, Baupper, dated 7th February, acknowledging receipt through the Military Board, of a quantity of guinea grass seed, and oak seed sent by the society.

Stating that he has made experiments both in the huskless oats and Italian rye-grass received some time ago from the society that he has failed with the former, but succeeded with the latter, offering to forward some oat seed the produce of a small quantity received from the Cape.

From R. Lowther, Esq., dated 14th February, acknowledging the receipt of secretary's letter of the 18th December last, on the subject of transmitting sugar-cane from Jubbulpore.

Advises despatch of two letters of mangel wurzel seed, recently received from England, gives an unfavourable account of the vegetation of the American cotton seed sent up by the society last year, and distributed by Mr. Turner in the Bundlecund and Allahabad districts, owing, it is supposed, to the unprecedented drought.

From Baboo Pearychund Mittre, dated 26th February, forwarding a small sample of the wild cochineal insect, received from Bancoorah, as picked indiscriminately from the jungle.

From F. Campbell, Esq., secretary to the Branch Agricultural Society of Midnapore, dated 22d February, giving an unfavorable account of the vegetation of the several varieties of cotton seed, received from the sociely, and distributed by him in that district,

From the same, dated also 22d February, forwarding a small parcel of a very singular discription of cotton seed, grown at Dholhoon, a village about 90 miles to the N. W. of Midnapore, together with a sample of corn, and giving a short account of them.

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SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE RELIEF OF SUFFERERS BY FAMINE IN THE

NORTH WESTERN PROVINCES.

Already advertized........ Co's. Rs. 30,672 9 3

*A* Day and Promothonath 500 0 0 *y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

“ Radamadub Banerjee............ 300 0 0

“ Gopaul Loll Tagore............ 200 0 0

“ . Connoyloll Tagore.............. 200 0 0 M. A. Bignell, Esq.................. 100 0 0 Col. Macleod...... ................ 100 0 0 Col. Burton........................ 100 0 0 Messrs. Bathgate and Co..... . . . . . . . . 100 0 0 Sumboochunder Sandle......... ..... 10 0 0 Charles Dearie, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - 50 0 0 Major R. Becher...... - - - - - - ... . . . I00 0 0 Capt. Birch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 0 0 Mr. G. Pennington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 Messrs. Muller and Co......... . . . . . 200 0 0 Hedger and Smalley........... . . . . . 32 0 0 C. K. Robison, Esq..... . . . . . . . . . . 32 0 0 Mrs. H. Shakespear................ 100 0 0 Miss A. Shakespear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 0 0 Mrs. H. M. Parker........ - - - - - - - ... 100 0 0 James Hutchinson, Esq............., 50 0 6 R. Walker, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - 100 0 0 Govt. Saving's Bank................ 42 0 0 D. McFarlan, Esq (additional). . . . . . 50 0 0 A. H. Sim, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 Capt. T. T. Harrington.............. 50 0 0 J. B. Tassin, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 A friend to the Poor by Mrs. Burgess.. 8 0 0 J. DeCruz, Esq.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 0 0 Capt. H. B. Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 Col. C. Graham.................. 100 0 0 Major J. R. Colnett........ . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 C. Harvey, Esq. . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - . 13 0 0 Mrs. Pemberton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 0 0 Messrs. Stewart and Co's native sircars. 9 0 () Mrs. G. H. Huttman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 0 0

John Andrews, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 Thos. Brae, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 John Caw, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 0 0 Ramgopaul Ghose Baboo. . . . . . . . . . ... 32 0 0 J. Carey, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 0 0 John Porteous, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 0 0 B. Water house, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 10 0 0 From a friend to the distressed. . . . . . . . . . 10 0 0 W. A. Green, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0 R. Kerr, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 8 O N. Alexander, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 0 0 T. H., Gardener, Esq. . . . . . . ......... 30 0 0 J. Moore, Esq. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 0 0 James Young, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 100 0 0 Union Bank Native Establishment. . . . . . 54 4 0 John Pearson, Esq. . . . . ............. 300 0 0 James Ranken, Esq.. - - - - - - - ... 100 0 0 F. Macnaghten, Esq................ 100 0 9 Uncovenanted Assistant Govt. Agcy. Offi. 174 0 0 A. Batten, Esq............. . . . . . . . 50 0 0 E. M. C. ...- ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 0 ° J. F. M. Reid, Esq............. . . . .50 0 9 H. Martindell for the Gent. of the At. De. 162 0 0 Dr, Wallick ...................... 100 0 0 Mr. H. Miller.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... 6 0 0 Dr. Egerton.......... ............. 100 0 9 Major Mountain, H. M., 26th Regt.... 40 Q Q Hurrischunder Bose Baboo............ 50 0 0 Messrs. Bruce, Shand and Co.......... 500 0 0 W. H. Carey, Esq.-------. ... ... 10 0 0 E. B................. . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 0 9 Mr. Dampier—Offis. attached to his Estbt. 101 Q Q W. C. Hurry, Esq.................. 100 Q 9 Native Estbt of the Bishop's College.... 31 2 Q G. H. Withers, Esq.....'............. 50 0 ° A friend to the distressed. . . . . . ........ 50 0 0 The College Sacrament Fund.......... 25 0 °

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